Industry Partnership Opportunities

TIMBR investigators foresee significant potential for technological advancement when industry and academics work in partnership to address common aims.  An intellectual give and take partnership between industry leaders, faculty and students will lead to faster paced transitions of innovative concepts and technologies resulting in new industries, companies, jobs, products and services.

Sponsored Research Opportunities

Companies or organizations requiring specific research activities to be performed outside of their own facilities may contract to have the research conducted by TIMBR.  These investigations are based upon proposals for research, training and or service conducted under an agreement with external partners under a formal agreement to perform a specific scope of work.  The disposition of equipment, records, inventions, copyrights, and other rights are agreed to in advance.  Expectations pertaining to progress, technical, final and other reports are pre-determined.  Funding is established prior to initiating the project.   Agreements include the company or companies requesting the sponsored research, the University of Massachusetts and the participating TIMBR investigators.  Contact the TIMBR management team to discuss this option.

Industrial Consortium Membership

TIMBR is developing a consortium of industries and entrepreneurs with a stake in the future of biofuels and biochemicals.  Our aim is to create and leverage a network of innovative enterprises to guide research activity and to be the first to benefit from the results of the investigations. The goal is to partner with large, medium, and start-up companies with a vested interest in renewable, advanced biofuels and biochemicals.  Consortium members will be engaged in the research, education, and technology transfer/innovation efforts.  Membership is envisioned to include commercial entities from across the breadth of the value chain – agriculture, oil, chemical, advanced biofuels and biochemicals, transportation, wood products, paper and pulp, consumer brands, etc.  Members will also gain from and contribute to the development of the biorenewables workforce of the future via internship opportunities for students.